Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to focus on making the most of the warm weather that’s soon to come. Just as the environment throughout Atlanta is recovering from the winter, your body also needs to recuperate, especially if you haven’t strayed far from your home over the last few months. At AICA Atlanta, patients tend to visit our clinic during this time of the year with an active interest in maximizing their health so that they can take advantage of spring’s beautiful weather. Here’s what we often tell them:
Spring Health Tips
Participate In Outside Activities
One of the reasons why spring is so amazing is because of the warm, comfortable temperatures that often come between the months of March and June. Instead of staying cooped up in your home or office, try to spend as much time participating in outside activities as possible to keep your body active. Consider taking brief brakes throughout the workday to walk outside for ten or fifteen minutes or explore nearby parks on the weekends. Doing so will help improve your mood and burn a few calories in the process.
Exercise More Often
If you largely remained inactive during winter, it’s important to allow yourself to gradually get back into an exercise routine. When trying to get back in shape, start off slowly and let your body adapt to the pressures that come with physical activity. Make sure to spend time stretching before and after your workout to keep your muscles loose, as well as to prevent strains from occurring. You can speak with one of our Atlanta Chiropractors about particular exercise routines and activities that are appropriate for your personal health goals.
Choose Appropriate Footwear
Although the warm temperatures make it tempting to wear lighter, more casual clothes like sandals or flip-flops, it’s better to stick with footwear that can support your feet and knees.
Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and continues to affect more people each year. In fact, over three million people were diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in 2017, according to The American Cancer Society. You can enjoy the beautiful spring weather and sunshine by simply applying sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher before leaving the house.
Contact AICA Atlanta For More Great Tips
If you have any questions about how you can support your health for the upcoming spring season, contact AICA Atlanta to schedule a free consultation. You can call us at (404) 889-8828. Our clinic is open Monday through Sunday for your convenience.